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Chuan Xiang / Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Sichuan Lovage Rhizome

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Chuan Xiang / Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Sichuan Lovage Rhizome

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid

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Chuan Xiang / Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Sichuan Lovage Rhizome

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and promotes Qi movement; addresses irregular menses, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea, abdominal pain, hypochondriac pain, chest Bi syndrome, trauma with swelling and pain due to blood stasis with Qi stagnation

2. Expels wind and alleviates pain; treats various kinds of headache and wind-damp Bi syndrome

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Chuan Xiang / Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Sichuan Lovage Rhizome

Channels:

Chuan Xiang / Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Sichuan Lovage Rhizome

Channels: Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium

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Chuan Xiang / Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Sichuan Lovage Rhizome

Special Characteristics:

Number one herb for treating headache- various types of headache (trauma, tension, migraine)

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Ru Xiang / Gummi Olibanum
Frankincense

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Ru Xiang / Gummi Olibanum
Frankincense

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Ru Xiang / Gummi Olibanum
Frankincense

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood, promotes the Qi movement, and alleviates pain; addresses various types of pain due to blood stagnation, especially with Qi stagnation (i.e. stomachache, chest Bi syndrome, postpartum abdominal pain, traumatic swelling and pain)

2. Reduces swelling and generates flesh; treats sores, carbuncles, and chronic non-healing sores

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Ru Xiang / Gummi Olibanum
Frankincense

Channels:

Ru Xiang / Gummi Olibanum
Frankincense

Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen

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Ru Xiang / Gummi Olibanum
Frankincense
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Special Characteristics

More effective for Qi stagnation than Ma Yao

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Mo Yao / Myrrha
Myrrh

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Mo Yao / Myrrha
Myrrh

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter

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Mo Yao / Myrrha
Myrrh

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood, promotes the Qi movement, and alleviates pain; addresses various types of pain due to blood stagnation, especially with Qi stagnation (i.e. stomachache, chest Bi syndrome, postpartum abdominal pain, traumatic swelling and pain)

2. Reduces swelling and generates flesh; treats sores, carbuncles, and chronic non-healing sores

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Mo Yao / Myrrha
Myrrh

Channels:

Mo Yao / Myrrha
Myrrh

Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen

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Mo Yao / Myrrha
Myrrh

Special Characteristics:

More effective for blood stagnation than Ru Xiang

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Yan Hu Suo / Rhizoma Corydalis
Corydalis

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Yan Hu Suo / Rhizoma Corydalis
Corydalis

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Yan Hu Suo / Rhizoma Corydalis
Corydalis

Functions:

1. Promotes Qi movement, invigorates the blood, and alleviates pain; addresses various kinds of pain due to Qi and blood stagnation such as:

a. Chest Bi syndrome
b. Hypochondriac pain or epigastric abdominal pain
c. Hernial disorder with pain
d. Menstrual pain
e. Traumatic pain

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Yan Hu Suo / Rhizoma Corydalis
Corydalis

Channels:

Yan Hu Suo / Rhizoma Corydalis
Corydalis

Channels: Heart, Liver, Stomach, Lung

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Yan Hu Suo / Rhizoma Corydalis
Corydalis

Special Characteristics:

Powdered form is more effective than decoction

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Yu Jin / Radix Cucumae
Tumeric Tuber

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Yu Jin / Radix Cucumae
Tumeric Tuber

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Yu Jin / Radix Cucumae
Tumeric Tuber

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and promotes Qi movement; addressed pain in the chest, epigastrium, hypochondrium, and painful menses due to blood and Qi stagnation

2. Spreads the Liver, relieves constraint, and opens the orifices (for mental confusion and mental disturbance); addresses hot phlegm obstructing the heart orifice, damp-warm febrile diseases with unconsciousness and delirium, anxiety, agitation, epilepsy, and madness

3. Benefits the Gallbladder and reduces jaundice— jaundice from damp heat in the Liver and Gallbladder channels or gallstones

4. Cools the blood and stops bleeding; addresses bleeding due to blood heat. Used especially for vomiting blood and nosebleeds due to Liver Qi fire rising and bloody Lin syndrome

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Yu Jin / Radix Cucumae
Tumeric Tuber

Channels:

Yu Jin / Radix Cucumae
Tumeric Tuber

Channels: Heart, Lung, Liver

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Jian Huang / Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Tumeric Rhizome

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Jian Huang / Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Tumeric Rhizome

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Jian Huang / Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Tumeric Rhizome

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and promotes Qi movement; addresses chest pain, hypochondriac pain, amenorrhea or postpartum with abdominal pain due to blood stasis and Qi stagnation

2. Unblocks the channels to alleviate pain; addresses wind-damp-cold Bi syndrome marked by pain of the shoulder and upper extremities

3. Topically used for treating sores and carbuncles; also treats swelling and pain from sores and lesions

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Jian Huang / Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Tumeric Rhizome

Channels:

Jian Huang / Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Tumeric Rhizome

Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Liver

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Jian Huang / Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Tumeric Rhizome

Special Characteristics:

More focused on upper body pain

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E Zhu / Rhizoma Curcumae Ezhu
Curcuma Zedoria

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E Zhu / Rhizoma Curcumae Ezhu
Curcuma Zedoria

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Bitter, Acrid

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E Zhu / Rhizoma Curcumae Ezhu
Curcuma Zedoria

Functions:

1. Breaks up blood stasis. Promotes Qi movement, and alleviates pain; addresses abdominal and epigastric masses, amenorrhea, and abdominal pain due to blood stasis with Qi stagnation. Treats tumors, abdominal masses, cirrhosis and fibroids

2. Reduces food accumulation

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E Zhu / Rhizoma Curcumae Ezhu
Curcuma Zedoria

Channels:

E Zhu / Rhizoma Curcumae Ezhu
Curcuma Zedoria

Channels: Liver, Spleen

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E Zhu / Rhizoma Curcumae Ezhu
Curcuma Zedoria

Special Characteristics:

Fry with vinegar for breaking up the blood, and use in raw form to promote Qi movement and alleviate pain

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San Leng / Rhizoma Sparganii
Bur-reed Rhizome

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San Leng / Rhizoma Sparganii
Bur-reed Rhizome

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter, Acrid

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San Leng / Rhizoma Sparganii
Bur-reed Rhizome

Functions:

1. Breaks up blood stasis, promotes the Qi movement, and alleviates pain; addresses abdominal and epigastric masses, amenorrhea, and abdominal pain due to blood stasis with Qi stagnation

2. Reduces food accumulation

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San Leng / Rhizoma Sparganii
Bur-reed Rhizome

Channels:

San Leng / Rhizoma Sparganii
Bur-reed Rhizome

Channels: Liver, Spleen

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San Leng / Rhizoma Sparganii
Bur-reed Rhizome

Special Characteristics:

Similar to E Zhu in promoting Qi movement, but San Leng is more effective in breaking up blood stasis

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Dan Shen / Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Salvia Root

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Dan Shen / Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Salvia Root

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter

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Dan Shen / Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Salvia Root

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and disperses blood stasis (various kinds of blood stasis):
a. Used especially for blood stasis with heat pattern such as irregular menses, painful menses, amenorrhea, and postpartum abdominal pain
b. Abdominal and epigastric masses
c. Chest Bi syndrome with stabbing pain
d. Epigastic and abdominal pain
e. Wind-damp Bi syndrome

2. Cools the blood and reduces sore; treats sores and carbuncles with swelling pain

3. Clears heat, soothes irritability, and calms the spirit; addresses irritability and insomnia due to heat entering the Ying level or Heart and Kidney Yin deficiency

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Dan Shen / Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Salvia Root

Channels:

Dan Shen / Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Salvia Root

Channels: Heart, Pericardium, Liver

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Dan Shen / Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Salvia Root

Special Characteristics:

Also good for patients who have acne

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Hu Zhang / Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati
Polygonum Cuspidatum

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Hu Zhang / Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati
Polygonum Cuspidatum

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Bitter

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Hu Zhang / Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati
Polygonum Cuspidatum

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the channels; addressed amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal, traumatic injury, and wind-damp Bi syndrome

2. Clears heat, drains dampness, and reduces jaundice; treats damp-heat jaundice, hot Lin syndrome, turbid urine, turbid vaginal discharge. Also used for treating gallstone and urinary tract stone due to damp heat

3. Clears heat and transforms phlegm; treats coughing due to Lung heat

4. Clears heat and relieves toxicity; treats burn injuries, sores, carbuncles, and snakebites

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Hu Zhang / Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati
Polygonum Cuspidatum

Channels:

Hu Zhang / Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati
Polygonum Cuspidatum

Channels: Liver, Gallbladder, Lung